About the Public Service Center

Our mission at the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center is to guide and support the next generation of UVA Law’s public service attorneys. We do this through highly individualized counseling, programs that expose students to public service practice, and an unparalleled level of financial resources to launch public service careers.

Between our three counselors, we bring experience in legal aid, capital appeals and government work, as well as a deep knowledge of the public-sector market.  We also direct a broad portfolio of fellowship and scholarship programs, including UVA Law Public Service Summer Grants, the Powell Fellowship in Legal Services, the Robert F. Kennedy ’51 Public Service Fellowships, the Virginia Public Service Scholarships, and the Virginia Public Interest Interviewing Program. Contact us anytime with your questions or ideas about public service at publicservice@law.virginia.edu.

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

For help with pro bono:

Contact the Pro Bono Program, @email, (434) 924-3883.



Amanda Yale

Director of Public Service

Amanda Yale represented disabled children as a legal aid attorney in her former practice, as well as clerking for federal courts in New York. Bio and Contact

Dawn Davison

Dawn Davison

Director of Public Service

Dawn Davison formerly was a senior staff attorney with the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, where she represented inmates in their state and federal habeas corpus proceedings and clemency applications for more than 13 years. Bio and Contact

Andrew Broaddus

Andrew Broaddus

Assistant Director of Public Service

Andrew Broaddus administers programs and helps students as part of both the Public Service Center and the Pro Bono Program. Bio and Contact


Tapley Borucke

Career Development Fellow

As the inaugural Career Development Fellow, Tapley Borucke works closely with the Office of Private Practice, Public Service Center and Office of Judicial Clerkships on a range of student- and employer-related projects. Contact